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I only have myself to blame: Tito’s Tacos

Dommy! | Aug 22, 200506:22 PM

I am very sad to say that for the last two weeks work has really gotten in the way of my hounding and posting. Last week, I hit rock bottom with a lunch at Rubios (VILE!) and I had to miss what promised to be a wonderful dinner at Giovanni Trattoria.

And then, the real act of desperation, starving, out late on the Westside, I asked BF to list off the options for a quick dinner. Jokingly he mentioned Titos… and never had to been… I admit, I was intriqued to try one of the most debated restaurants on the board. So off we went…

In order to stack the odds for a bit, BF went over to Johnnie’s to pick up some of their awesome onion rings and pickles while I got in line for the Tito’s experience.

I ordered their standard tacos, but with no cheese because I assumed it’d be that goey yellow kind (Sorry, I admit I went to Rubios, but this Mexican has to draw the line somewhere). I also ordered a small guacamole because someone behind me was raving. And after learning proper line ettiqute from the regular behind me, my order came quickly and I paid… 4 tacos, small guacamole, a bit over six bucks… Not bad…

Despite all the Tito’s debates, I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened up my box of tacos at home. I was pleasantly surprised to find the tacos were large and absolutely stuffed with stewed stringy meat. The shell was perfectly crisp and not too greasy. I took my first bite and… BLAND…

No problem right? I got a tub of salsa and my guac… I tasted each with the corn chips (Which were only slightly better than Rubios… whichi is not saying much at all), and they were also BLAND.… The Guac needed salt and an acid. The Salsa had absolutely no heat!! The only thing that saved the meal was that Johnnies packs up sport peppers along with their pickles, which provided the heat that crave…

In all honesty, I can see how people might like these. They weren’t nearly as horrid as some posters make them out to be. So, if you haven’t tried them, are curious and are nearby… go ahead… just make sure to bring some of your own hot sauce (I recommend El Yucataco brand! :))


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